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FLEGT: EU and Indonesia to start first-ever licensing scheme for legal timber exports

23-04-2016

EU and Indonesia are ready to move towards the start of the first ever Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme on legally produced tropical timber. On 21 April 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed to move …

2016 shows strong start for UK timber and panel imports

19-04-2016

UK imports of timber and panels in January 2016 reached 756,000m3 with a 1.6% increase compared to December 2015. The result was similar to the one registered in January 2015, but better than each of the January volumes since 2008 with the exception of 2014. In the latest Statistical Bulletin published by the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) the …

Editor’s pickNew site layout unveiled for LIGNA 2017

19-04-2016

Next year’s LIGNA will feature a brand new site layout to reflect changing trends and market developments. The new layout, conceptualised by organisers Deutsche Messe, the woodworking branch of the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (VDMA) and LIGNA exhibitors, will make it easier for visitors to navigate as themed …

Save the Date: PEFC Forest Certification Week to be held from 14 to 18 Nov

19-04-2016

"Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods" is the topic of this year’s PEFC Forest Certification Week, (14 – 18 November 2016) the annual meeting of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, the world's leading forest certification system. How can trees best contribute to lifting people out of poverty? What …

Alberta Forest Products Association 2015 output reach $3 billion

18-04-2016

The value of forest products from members of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) rose 5% to reach $3 billion in 2015, marking the fourth consecutive year of increases. The most significant gains came from pulp and paper, which grew 16%. Panel also had a strong year, with 7% growth. Lumber production values declined by …

FSC certification promotes responsible Merbau for consumers

18-04-2016

PT Wijaya Sentosa, a forest concession in the Indonesian region of Papua has recently become the first large scale forest operation in the world to achieve FSC Forest Management certification for merbau, a tropical timber popular for use in decking, flooring and outdoor furniture. FSC Certification Opens Door to Responsible Merbau for Consumers …

Wintersteiger presents Flex Back with increased tooth tip hardness

18-04-2016

The Wintersteiger Flex Back model is a saw blade with hardened tooth tips and a flexible blade back. Hard tooth tips give saw blades a long service life even when they are used to process hard raw materials. The flexibility and special tooth shape compensate for alternating bending directions and thus the risk of fracture.   The …

Canfor completes acquisition of Wynndel

18-04-2016

Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) (“Canfor”) announces that, further to its news release dated January 21, 2016, it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Wynndel Box & Lumber Ltd. located in the Creston Valley, British Columbia. “We welcome the employees of Wynndel to the Canfor team,” said Don Kayne, President …

APA Publishes Updated Engineered Wood Construction Guide

15-04-2016

The Engineered Wood Construction Guide, APA’s comprehensive and widely recognised guide to engineered wood construction systems, has been updated and is now available from APA. First published in 1962, this is the 33rd printing of the popular guide. The 92-page guide features information on engineered wood products and recommendations for …

Poyry: "Are decorative surfaces ready to meet the circular economy challenge?"

15-04-2016

From right: Ania Krolak, Senior Consultant (Pöyry Management Consulting); Wolfgang Gutting, VP Glues and Impregnating Resins (BASF); Paul Clegg, CEO (Accsys Group); Peter Clifton, Product Manager Medite Tricoya Extreme (Coillte Panel Products); Naci Güngör, Brand and Communications Manager (Kastamonu Entegre); Anders Pettersson, …